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Young Brothers to restore Kahului-Honolulu cargo services

Jan. 14, 2022 15:28 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Young Brothers will once again accept all its usual cargo items for shipping from Maui to Oahu after a staffing shortage triggered by a COVID-19 outbreak disrupted some operations. The interisland shipping company said Thursday that “barring any...

University of Hawaii to build student entrepreneur center

Jan. 14, 2022 15:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is expanding its flagship Manoa campus to build a learning center and dorm for students who want to be entrepreneurs. The complex, called the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, will be a six-story building set to open...

Mainland health care workers to help Hawaii amid virus surge

Jan. 13, 2022 15:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Contracted health care workers will arrive in Hawaii this weekend to help hospitals that are short-staffed and nearing capacity. About 250 workers — mostly nurses — from the mainland will come to the state this weekend, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. ...

3 arrested over payout to convicted ex-Honolulu police chief

Jan. 12, 2022 23:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Three former Honolulu officials were arrested Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire amid a corruption investigation that ultimately put him and his former prosecutor wife in federal prison. Roy...

Virus hospitalizations rise in Hawaii as omicron spreads

Jan. 12, 2022 21:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii recorded an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday as the omicron variant continued to spread throughout the islands. State data initially showed was a 35% increase in hospitalizations from the previous day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported....

Prosecutor: Judge wrong to acquit Hawaii lawmaker of DUI

Jan. 11, 2022 21:38 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor said Tuesday a judge was wrong to grant an acquittal to a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major thoroughfare. In the middle of state Rep. Sharon Har's trial Monday,...

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Jan. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday. The Navy is making preparations to defuel the...

Hawaii state representative acquitted of DUI

Jan. 10, 2022 21:29 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Monday acquitted a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major Honolulu thoroughfare. State Rep. Sharon Har pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and went to trial. Her...

Hawaii lawmakers hear football program concerns

Jan. 08, 2022 19:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Board of Regents plans to address the issue of morale on the university's football team following a legislative hearing that featured testimony from former players and that the university system president criticized as one-sided. More than...

Record year for homes sales on Oahu, median price over $1M

Jan. 07, 2022 17:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The median sale price for a single-family home on Oahu was over $1 million during the second half of 2021, a record high for Hawaii's most populous island. In December, the median price was $1,060,000, a 22% increase compared to 2020, Hawaii Public Radio reported....